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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 15th, 2024

With lofty expectations, the CPI delivered a lower-than-expected inflation increase, leading to a positive uptake across many lending partners and markets. However, the PPI was on the opposite end of that, with a higher-than-expected inflation rate increase, muting the positive response from the CPI data release. The outlook for a rate cut this year has changed, making the potential for it highly likely. Even Jerome Powell, who usually has a more hawkish response regarding rate cuts, is now leaving some room for this possibility. With the outlooks in favor of a rate cut, we’re seeing the impact across many markets as…
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 15th, 2024

With lofty expectations, the CPI delivered a lower-than-expected inflation increase, leading to a positive uptake across many lending partners and markets. However, the PPI was on the opposite end of that, with a higher-than-expected inflation rate increase, muting the positive response from the CPI data release. The outlook for a rate cut this year has changed, making the potential for it highly likely. Even Jerome Powell, who usually has a more hawkish response regarding rate cuts, is now leaving some room for this possibility. With the outlooks in favor of a rate cut, we’re seeing the impact across many markets as…
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The Difference Between Pending And Contingent Deals

The real estate market can be a bit confusing, especially when you encounter terms like "pending" and "contingent" deals. Understanding these terms is crucial whether you're a buyer or a seller, as they can significantly impact the progression of a property transaction. What Is a Contingent Deal? A contingent deal occurs when a seller has accepted an offer from a buyer, but the sale is dependent on certain conditions being met. These conditions, or contingencies, are clauses included in the contract that must be satisfied for the sale to proceed. Common contingencies include: Home Inspection Contingency: The buyer can back…
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House Hacking Pros And Cons Explained

Have you ever heard of house hacking? It’s a real estate strategy that allows you to live in a property while renting out part of it to generate income. This approach helps offset your living expenses and can even pave the way to financial independence. Here’s a breakdown of what house hacking entails, along with its benefits and drawbacks. What Is House Hacking? House hacking involves purchasing a property, living in one part of it, and renting out the other parts. The most common setup is buying a multi-family property (like a duplex or triplex) and renting out the other…
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Preparing for a Mortgage? 5 Ways to Build Credit Without Credit a History

Building a credit profile from scratch can be a daunting task, especially for those who have no credit history. These individuals, often referred to as having a "thin credit file," face challenges in securing loans, credit cards, or even mortgages. Interestingly, having no credit at all can sometimes be more problematic than having a poor credit history when applying for a mortgage. There are effective strategies to help those with thin credit files establish a robust credit profile. Here are five practical ways to get started: 1. Get a Secured Credit Card Secured credit cards are one of the quickest…
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